I know I promised a post about my stay in the ICU a while back, but to be perfectly honest--I don't remember much about those days. It wasn't until I received a copy of my medical records from the hospital yesterday that I found out what happened during that time. If you have … [Read more...] about Time In ICU
Archives for June 2012
How many times have you heard that your reputation is you? Your reputation is one of the most valuable assests you can have. When you are dependable, honest, and keep your promises, your reputation can be impeccable. When you are less than honest, and don't carry through when you … [Read more...] about Your Reputation
During my hospital stay that lasted from May 10th thru June 12th, 34 days, I had many many nurses who took care of me. When I came out of ICU into a regular room on the 3rd floor, I was experiencing some depression and anxiety. I was also still on morphine, and was not thinking … [Read more...] about One Nurse Who Made A Difference
We have had to go back to Flagstaff twice now for follow-up appointments with the surgeon. And we have to go back again next week. I love Flagstaff, but making that 400 mile roundtrip every week is getting old, especially since I am recovering from major extensive … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Just Make A Reservation???
These are just some things that happened during the first part of my stay at Flagstaff Medical Center, before I had surgery and was moved to ICU. In the days leading up to the surgery, I was given gastrografin enemas very day. At one point, one of the doctors told me that if I … [Read more...] about More About The Surgery
When we first got to Flagstaff Medical Center, I was told that I would not need surgery. The doctors said they could treat the infection, then do a colonoscopy prep to clean me out, and get rid of the obstruction in my bowel. Things didn't happen quite that way. The doctors … [Read more...] about Surgery
We arrived at Flagstaff Medical Center around noon (I think. Things start to get fuzzy for me around this time.) I was checked in to the emergency room, and asked a ton of questions. The bottom line of the problem for me was that I could not have a bowel movement and I was in a … [Read more...] about We Arrive At Flagstaff Medical Center
I have been asked by many people "What Happened", so I am going to be writing about that in the next couple of days. Just as information, there is a lot of "TMI" in these posts but it is necessary to the story. I think I had been sick since about October, but when I went to … [Read more...] about So What Happened?